Isha Jules in Enderby, BC, at the mural painted to raise awareness that there are 3 missing women in the area since last year. The three women went missing within a month & a half of each other. Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson and Deanna Wertz all missing for 12-16 months now. All from within Splatsin First Nation and Secwepmeculu.
Indigenous women also continue to be over-represented in justice system, says Statistics Canada report
CBC News, June 6, 2017
The homicide rate for Indigenous females between 2001 and 2015 was nearly six times higher than that for non-Indigenous females, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, May 30, 2017
The long-awaited start to the murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls national inquiry began with the story of Mary Johns who was murdered by a serial killer and buried in a potter’s field years before the family ever discovered her fate. Read the rest of this entry
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘should fire these people,’ says hereditary B.C. chief
By Catharine Tunney, CBC News, May 24, 2017
Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief and the father of federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, says the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is a “bloody farce” and the commissioners leading it need to be replaced. Read the rest of this entry
Father of murdered woman says inquiry is at a ‘crisis’ point
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, May 23, 2017
Some family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are vowing to blockade meetings of the national inquiry to protest what they call a disastrous start.
“We are prepared to take blockades against this inquiry, if it goes through our communities we will be there, it doesn’t matter where,” John Fox told reporters Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry
posted to Yutube by Cheryl James on Oct 15, 2013
Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women’s Drum singing the Women’s Warrior Song, originally from the Sta’timc at Mount Currie, BC.
‘What do we do when we’re sending women in to do training on race relations and they feel violated?’
By Jody Porter, CBC News, September 13, 2016
Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are being accused of verbally assaulting a facilitator who was delivering cross-cultural training on Indigenous issues, but a city official says it was all a misunderstanding. Read the rest of this entry
Role police, CFS play in MMIW cases must be examined in national inquiry, protesters say
CBC News, July 26, 2016
About half a dozen tents were set up outside the Manitoba Legislative Building by protesters who say the province is keeping a national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women from getting underway.
Last week, Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government said it is moving forward with an order in council in support of the inquiry, but officials are still in negotiations with the federal government over the terms of reference. Read the rest of this entry
CBC investigation finds suspicious circumstances in deaths ruled accidental or suicidal
By Holly Moore, Martha Troian, CBC News, June 28, 2016
In dozens of cases where police say there is no evidence of foul play, the families of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women maintain their loved ones may have been victims of homicide, a CBC News investigation has found.
Despite official rulings of suicide or accidental death, CBC News has found evidence in some cases of unexplained injuries, suspicious circumstances, failure to interview key witnesses and persons of interest who have never been convicted. Read the rest of this entry